Punjab PDWP okays Rs11.24bn for eight health projects

Punjab PDWP okays Rs11.24bn for eight health projects

PDWP has approved at least 8 development schemes (health projects) linked to the primary & secondary healthcare sector.  

According to the statement issued on Monday, the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) -Punjab approved health projects at the 23rd meeting of PDWP of the current fiscal year (2020-21), according to which, at an estimated cost of Rs. 11, 241.21 million, eight development schemes were approved. PDWP meeting was presided by Abdullah Khan Sunbal, Planning & Development Board Chairman.  

The meeting was attended by the P&D Provincial Secretary Imran Sikandar Baloch, all members of the Planning & Development Board, provincial secretaries of the concerned departments, Senior Chief (Coord) Javed Latif, Assistant Chief Coordination Shahid Idrees, and other senior representatives of the relevant provincial departments.  

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The development schemes which were approved are,  

  • ‘Up-gradation of 20-bedded RHC in Uch Sharif into 60-bedded THQ-level hospital’ at a cost of Rs. 537.7 million;  
  • ‘Up-gradation of 40-bedded THQ hospital in Minchanabad to 100-bedded hospital’ at Rs. 373.011 million;  
  • ‘Construction of 20-bedded Trauma Centre & Revamping of THQ hospital in Pattoki’ at Rs. 278.882 million;  
  • ‘Construction of 20-bedded surgical ward at THQ Chunian’ at Rs. 130.304 million;  
  • ‘Construction of 10-bedded emergency ward at THQ hospital in Lalamusa’ at Rs. 71.976 million;  
  • ‘Up-gradation of 70-bedded THQ hospital in Kharian to 100-bedded hospital’ at Rs. 209.359 million;  
  • ‘Provision of missing facilities at THQ hospital Naushera’ at Rs. 250 million;  
  • ‘Establishment of 400-bedded new DHQ hospital in Hafizabad’ at Rs. 9,389.978 million. 

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Moreover, earlier this month, Punjab Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) approved 3 developmental schemes of same sectors also. These schemes were worth Rs. 10,464.548 million (Rs. 10.464 billion). Those approved schemes involved,  

  • 200 Bedded Mother & Child Hospital at Ghalla Godam Multan at the cost of Rs. 2,253.095 million 
  • Remaining Land Acquisition for Greater Thal Canal (GTC) Project (Revised) at a cost of Rs. 8,181. 

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